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Hong Kong - Major Telecom Players

Hong Kong - Major Telecom Players

Hong Kong has five mobile operators in a crowded market which has continued to remain competitive through preparedness among the operators to restructure and be innovative. The market has also been well supported by the operators' keenness to value-add to their service offerings through fixed-line and mobile services. This has resulted in an increasing number of operators offering triple-play and even quadruple play services in a bid to drive up ARPU. The acquisition of CSL by PCCW/HKT has already contributed a major consolidation of the market. This report provides details of the players in the Hong Kong telecommunications market together with relevant statistical information.

Key Developments:

sound financial results across most operators;
increased investment for FttX deployments;
strong LTE adoption;
upswing in ARPU figures;
data contributions to revenue exceed 50%;
unlimited data plans discontinued by many operators;
extensive Wi-i deployments
CSL acquired by PCCW/HKT in May 2014

Companies covered in this report include:

PCCW, City Telecom, Hong Kong Broadband Network, Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong Holdings, Wharf T&T, iCable, CSL New World, Peoples, SmarTone-Vodafone


1. Synopsis
2. Major mobile operators
3. Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW) / HKT
3.1 Company overview
3.1.1 Acquisition of CSL
3.2 Company background
3.2.1 2000-2005
3.2.2 2006-2010
3.3 Financial statistics
3.4 Operations statistics
3.4.1 Fixed-line services
3.4.2 TV and content services
3.4.3 Mobile services
4. City Telecom (HK) Ltd (HKBN)
4.1 Company overview
4.2 Company background
5. Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong Holdings (HTHKH)
5.1 Company overview
5.2 Company background
5.2.1 Mobile
5.2.2 Fixed line
5.3 Financial statistics
5.4 Operational statistics
6. Wharf T&T Hong Kong (i-Cable)
6.1 Company overview
6.2 Company background
6.3 Financial statistics
6.4 Operational statistics
7. CSL
7.1 Company overview
7.2 Company background
7.2.1 Hong Kong CSL
7.2.2 New World Mobility
7.3 Operational statistics
8. China Mobile Hong Kong (Peoples)
9. SmarTone-Vodafone
9.1 Company overview
9.2 Company background
9.3 Financial statistics
9.4 Operational statistics
10. Related reports
Table 5 Major mobile operators - subscribers and market share December 2013
Table 1 PCCW consolidated revenue, EBITDA and profit US$ 2001 - 2013
Table 2 PCCW core revenue US$ 2006 2013
Table 3 PCCW TSS revenue US$ 2008 2013
Table 4 PCCW exchange lines in service 2003 2014
Table 4 PCCW fibre broadband subscribers 2003 2014
Table 5 PCCW 2G and 3G subscribers 2005 - 2012
Table 6 PCCW prepaid and postpaid subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 7 PCCW 3G and blended ARPU 2007 2014
Table 8 City Telecom revenue and profit 2001 2011
Table 4 Hong Kong Broadband residential broadband subscribers 2010 2013
Table 9 HTHKH revenue and profit 2006 2013
Table 10 HTHKH mobile service revenue for data, voice, roaming 2010 2013
Table 11 Hutchison mobile subscribers and annual change 1998 2014
Table 12 Hutchison 3G mobile subscribers and annual change 2004 - 2008
Table 13 HTHKH mobile subscribers 2G and 3G postpaid and total - 2008 - 2014
Table 14 Hutchison postpaid ARPU 2010 2014
Table 15 i-Cable revenue and profit 2005 2013
Table 16 Wharf T&T fixed-line, i-Cable broadband and pay TV subscribers 2001 - 2013
Table 17 Hong Kong CSL subscribers and annual change 1998 - 2005
Table 18 New World Mobility subscribers and annual change 1998 - 2005
Table 19 CSL New World subscribers and annual change 2006 - 2013
Table 20 Peoples (China Mobile Hong Kong) subscribers and annual change 1998 - 2013
Table 21 SmarTone revenue and profit 2002 - 2014
Table 22 SmarTone - ARPU and data contribution 2002 - 2014
Table 23 SmarTone subscribers and annual change 1998 - 2014
Table 24 SmarTone - 3G subscribers 2004 2012
Chart 1 PCCW revenue, capex, ARPU 2006 - 2012
Exhibit 1 The original' PCCW deal
Exhibit 2 HTHKH frequency allocations 2012

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